- Stephen F. Cohen
Stephen Frand Cohen (born 1938) is an American scholar of
Russian studies. His academic work concentrates on developments in Russia since the Bolshevik Revolutionin 1917 and the country's relationship with the United States. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, he was one of the very few Western scholars who foresaw the possibility of the rise of a Gorbachev-like reform leader in the Soviet system.
Education and career
Stephen Cohen was born in 1938 in
Owensboro, Kentuckyand attended Indiana University, where he earned a B.S. degree and an M.A. degree in Russian Studies. While studying in England, he went on a four-week trip to the Soviet Union, where he became interested in its history and politics. Cohen, who received his Ph.D. in government and Russian studies at Columbia University, became a professor of politics and Russian studies at Princeton University in 1968, where he taught until 1998.
Cohen is well known in both Russian and American circles. He is a close personal friend of former Soviet President
Mikhail Gorbachev, advised former President George H.W. Bushin the late 1980s, helped Nikolai Bukharin's widow rehabilitate his name during the Soviet era, and met Stalin's daughter, Svetlana. A funny story goes that professor Robert Tucker, also a Princeton professor and Stalin's biographer, invited Cohen over for dinner to meet Svetlana. Knowing that Cohen had been a college golfer, and that Svetlana was interested in golf, Tucker proposed that Cohen teach her how to play. Cohen declined.
Since 1998, Cohen has been professor of Russian Studies and History at
New York University, where he teaches a course titled Russia Since 1917. He has authored several books, including, "Rethinking the Soviet Experience: Politics and History Since 1917"; "Sovieticus: American and Soviet Relaities"; "Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution: A Political Biography, 1888-1938"; and most recently, "Failed Crusade: America and the Tragedy of Post-Communist Russia". He is also a CBS Newsconsultant as well as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Cohen has appeared on the Charlie Rose Showthirty times as of May 2007.
Cohen has a son and a daughter from his first marriage to opera singer Lynne Blair, from whom he is divorced. Cohen is now married to
Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of the progressive magazine " The Nation", where he is also a contributing editor. They have one daughter.
* Stephen Cohen's lectures, Russia Since 1917. Spring Semester, 2008. NYU.
* [http://www.thenation.com/directory/bios/stephen_f_cohen Articles by Stephen F. Cohen available online at "The Nation"]
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